Lead in drinking water is primarily from materials and components associated with service lines and home plumbing. If present, elevated levels of lead can cause serious health problems, especially for pregnant women and young children.
The Akron Water Supply Bureau is responsible for providing high-quality drinking water but cannot control the variety of materials used in plumbing components. When your water has been sitting for several hours, you can minimize the potential for lead exposure by flushing your tap for 30 seconds to 2 minutes before using water for drinking or cooking. If you are concerned about lead in your water, you may wish to have your water tested. Information on lead in drinking water, testing methods and steps you can take to minimize exposure is available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 800-426-4791 or at http://www.epa.gov/lead.
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2014 Water Quality Consumer Confidence Report
The Akron Water department is going green. We now provide the annual Water Quality Consumer Confidence Report online. The 2014 CCR is available at www.akronohio.gov/water/ccr. This report has information about the source and quality of your drinking water. A paper copy is available upon request by calling: (330) 375-2748. Previous Reports are available at www.akronohio.gov/cms/Water/CCR/index.html.
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